The Murder Next Door – Sarah Bell

4.5⭐️ - The Murder Next Door is Sarah Bell’s debut novel and what a debut it is! A historical mystery with a sapphic couple investigating and so much more. Ada Chapman is a painter and a sketch artist for the police. She lives with Louisa Knight, officially as a companion but they’re really lovers. Ada … Continue reading The Murder Next Door – Sarah Bell

The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows (Feminine Pursuits #2) – Olivia Waite & Morag Sims (narrator)

I am, it seems, one of a few who enjoyed this book more than the first one in Olivia Waite’s Feminine Pursuits series (both books can be read as standalones). While I liked The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics a lot, I pretty much fell in love with Penelope and therefore with her story. Set … Continue reading The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows (Feminine Pursuits #2) – Olivia Waite & Morag Sims (narrator)

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics (Feminine Pursuits #1) – Olivia Waite & Morag Sims (narrator)

After the death of her father, Lucy Muchelney’s days as an astronomer seem over. After all, as her brother so delicately put it, who would want a female astronomer? Her lover’s wedding to a man is the last straw for the young woman, who runs away to London. Her not-very-well-thought plan is to convince the … Continue reading The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics (Feminine Pursuits #1) – Olivia Waite & Morag Sims (narrator)

The Devil that Broke Us (Devil #3) – S.C. Wilson & Elizabeth Saydah (narrator)

I briefly considered adding this story to my Books of Christmas challenge but I’m glad I didn’t. Even though Christmas and Christmas traditions feature prominently in it, The Devil That Broke Us doesn’t exactly scream Christmas spirit. It’s an interesting book, a fitting end to the Devil trilogy but it’s a hard book to read. … Continue reading The Devil that Broke Us (Devil #3) – S.C. Wilson & Elizabeth Saydah (narrator)

The Devil Behind Us (Devil #2) – S.C. Wilson & Elizabeth Saydah (narrator)

The Devil Behind Us is the sequel to The Devil Between Us and definitely not a standalone. It picks up right where book 1 ended, and is just as exciting as that first book was (without the harrowing but necessary scene at the beginning). I had really liked Jennifer Nicole Stang’s narration of The Devil … Continue reading The Devil Behind Us (Devil #2) – S.C. Wilson & Elizabeth Saydah (narrator)

Heart Sings (Heart #2) – Luci Dreamer

First of all, I don't recommend reading Heart Sings as a standalone, read Heart of Gold first. Heart Sings picks up in July 1899, with Thomas, Rachel and T.J. joining Jack in California and looking for the perfect place to settle. Building a house, finding their place among new people, navigating the patriarchal appearances with … Continue reading Heart Sings (Heart #2) – Luci Dreamer